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asked May 15th 2012

wire used for handles on handbags

Hi can you tell me what the wire is you use in the handles on the handbag cakes & where i  might get it from.

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Hi can you tell me what the wire is you use in the handles on the handbag cakes & where i  might get it from.

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Sorry I am very hard of hearing and couldn’t hear what Paul was using.  However it looks like cake wires taped together. Try http://www.cake-stuff.com/flower-wires-tapes-buy-sugarcraft-wires-c-29_50.html or just google cake wires or florist wires.  The lower the number the thicker the wire.  This is then bound together to required thickness with stem-tex tape http://www.cake-stuff.com/flower-wires-tapes-buy-sugarcraft-tapes-c-29_51.html?zenid=47b46af22ad894c74371083805a4c5df.  If you only have thinner wires tape a few together instead of buying thicker ones.

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Paul uses 20 gauge wires for the handbag handles  🙂

 

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sometimes I use candy sticks, used to be called sweet cigarettes when I was a child 🙂

I make the handles days ahead, with the candy sticks in place, then just stick them into the cake, and sometimes I secure with a little bit of royal icing.